Welcome to Ms. Pires's Teacher Page
Hello friends and family, I am Ms. Pires. I have been teaching 5th grade Bay Elementary School for 12 years. I am first generation Irish-Brazilian-American, and I cultivate diversity, leadership, and acceptance in my classroom. I am a strong believer in teaching responsibility, accountability, and respect. Open, honest, and direct communication and feedback are paramount to succeed in the classroom and in life. I am available 24/7 to help you work with your child, together as a team.
My students are my biggest inspiration. They help me be a better person and teacher. Time outdoors in nature and at the beach are part of my daily life, along with quality time and people. Yoga and mindfulness help keep me grounded. Love is the absence of judgment. ~Dali Lama
I am a teacher, mentor, colleague, and friend with a sensitive heart. I attended San Francisco State University and received my BA in Psychology. I attended Chapman University and received my Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. As a life-long learner, I continue to attend trainings, conferences, workshops, and take courses to keep up in this fast-paced world.
District Tools I Use
I take attendance using Aeries. You can stay on top of attendance through the Aeries Family Portal or Aeries App.
I use Aeries to generate report cards. Families can view report cards through the Aeries Family Portal.
I use the Aeries Gradebook, so students and their parent-guardians can view grades through the Aeries Family Portal or Aeries App.
Sangha Interactive App:
I will be relying on the Sangha app to communicate with families in a protected, password-protected environment. Please download the app and log in using the parent-guardian email that was used for enrollment or data confirmation.
I use Google Classroom to manage assignments for writing in class and at home. Students have access to all classroom sites at home.
Website: I use my Google Website to keep parents informed with upcoming events, assignment due dates, tests, and so much more. Click on the links for details https://goo.gl/hEQ9Ks.
Classroom Rules & Expectations
Reading and Writing
How Guided Reading Works
Leveled and Fun Book Reads
Technology and Games
What is Common Core?
Guardian Support & Behavior Tips
4 Ways to Improve Your Child's Bedtime Routine
8 Things Kids Should Be Able to Do Before They're 13
Bedtime Time Chart
Chores For Kids
How to Deal With Backtalk
How to Deal With Lying Children
Social Media Tips
What is Fair?
Other Tools I Use
I use Reasoning Minds, Prodigy, and Khan Academy to help students grow in math. Students have access to this site at home.
I also use Newsela which offers students up-to-date, high-interest articles that meet students right at their level'. Students have access to this site at home.
Science and Reading
I use Learn 360 to show engaging educational videos to share with my class.
All Academic Subjects
I use Brain POP to show videos to helps students understand math, reading, writing, science, health, art & music, and engineering. Students watch, learn, and quiz themselves at their own pace.
NWEA MAP Growth Assessment
Northwest Evaluation Association-Measures of Academic Progress Growth Assessment is used to test students in reading and math every trimester.
Blocksi is an exclusive classroom management system that allows teachers to view every Chromebook screen in the classroom collectively or individually. It helps keep students on track and on safe and appropriate sites.
I use Scholastic to order books for the class and for students. Join my class and you can easily order books online using my class code: J6PRB.
I use Kahoot as an interactive study game used on the chromebooks in class. Students answer review questions and complete for points. It the most popular game students enjoy playing.
Inner Explorer's daily classroom mindfulness practices reduce student stress, help strengthen self-regulation skills, and improve academic performance.
Go Noodle has hundreds of videos that activate kids' bodies and brains when a brain break is needed.
Ms. Pires' Website
Conferences are available on-line now!
Ms. Pires is rocking it with your kids in Room 122...
- started to bond
- organized our supplies and desks
- taken a math placement quiz
- started science
- read for 42 minutes straight today (stamina building, the goal is 60 mins)
- listened to my read aloud, "The Giving Tree"
- played getting-to-know community-building games
- learned lots about each other
- ... and so much more!
REMINDER (not that we need one)!!
Wednesday, June 12th
Thursday, June 13th
12:35 bring tissue and a camera
End 100 wing, we will exit the building in style.
State Report Due May 31st
Please read about important past/present/future due dates...
What's new in Room 122??
Thank you so much for supporting this year’s Bay Elementary Fun Run! The program was a huge success, and I know everyone had so much fun! There’s just one more thing left to do.
We need your help in collecting all our pledges. As a class, we raised $600.00 - our goal is to collect 100% of all pledges by 03/20/2019.
All sponsors that included their email address when making a pledge will receive an email reminder and instructions to pay their pledge. Please reach out to those sponsors who did NOT include their email address to let them know they can send cash or check to you, which will then be sent to school in your child’s collection envelope (coming home soon).
Finally, please encourage your student to thank all their sponsors for helping our school!
Thank you again for your support! Let me know if you have questions.
Mismatched Sock Day!
Boosterthon fun is tomorrow!
The Bay Elementary Fun Run is tomorrow! Thank you to all our families who have been working hard to raise funds for our school. We truly appreciate your support!
There is only one day left in the program. That makes tonight THE LAST NIGHT FOR PLEDGING before the Bay Elementary Fun Run.
Would you consider reaching out to one or two more sponsors tonight?
If you have any questions, please let me know. We hope to see you and your family tomorrow at the big event!
Have a wonderful day!
P.S. It’s not too late to register your child on funrun.com! To sign up, search for your school or use our school registration code: 918252
¡Este fin de semana estamos entregando un desafío especial! Su hijo puede ganar un premio de bonificación simplemente al obtener una promesa de donación calificante solo este fin de semana. ¡Consulte funrun.com para obtener más detalles!
Y si está buscando la forma más fácil para solicitar una promesa de donación, solo suba una fotografía de su estudiante funrun.com para crear un video personalizado de Estudiante Estrella. Este video divertido y entretenido que representa su hijo puede ser compartido por correo electrónico o redes sociales para conectarse con patrocinadores y solicitar una promesa de donación.
¡Gracias nuevamente por ayudar a nuestra clase!
P.D. Si aún no ha inscrito a su hijo en funrun.com, use nuestro código de inscripción escolar: 918252